Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Petite Goave

Allo Mes Amis!

This past weekend I went with the Port-au-Prince team for an outing to Petite Goave on Haiti's southern peninsula. The trip was fantastic and I'd encourage anyone with an open weekend to take a trip there. The hotel, Relais du l'Empereur (or something close to that) was Emperor Faustin's place of residence while he reigned in Haiti. In the 1970s and 80s it was a posh hotel for the jet set from France and the US.

The hotel is on Petite Goave's main square, but the associated beach, Cocoyer Plage, is an hour-long boat ride away (or 30 minutes in a power boat). But, worth the ride! Here are a few pics to tempt you to this little jewel in the Caribbean.

The hotel has 10 bedrooms, all with king-size four poster brass or mahogany beds. Every room except two have luxurious bathtubs and all the bathroom fixtures are gold-plated. Every room also has a balcony with a view facing the ocean or the mountains. One of the other impressive things is the stairway. Huge steps lead up the three flights of stairs to the bedrooms. It's good exercise, but well worth the climb!

This is a view of Cocoyer Plage. Gorgeous white sand and aqua water!

Guylene, Kurt and me drinking coconut water.


11 comments:

~paige~ said...

I stumbled across your blog today and it sounds like life is grand for you! How did you end up living in Haiti? The pictures are beautiful. If you want to answer please post on my blog

MissDe said...

Who is Kurt?

Charity said...

Kurt is the new guy who took Kristie's old position

~paige~ said...

thanks for the response on my blog charity. very cool! i hope you don't mind if i link to you...

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Anonymous said...

Do you think that Hotel is still standing?

Charity said...

Yes, I think the hotel should still be standing. It was far enough from the center of the quake.

Anonymous said...

the word I heard is the hotel is damaged...

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